Saturday, 31 May 2014

There is No Sound in Space

The total number of human taste buds (tongue, palate, cheeks) is about 10,000. #factoid    
The average porcupine has 30,000 spikes #factoid  
When cats are happy or pleased, they squeeze their eyes shut #factoid
To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling. #tips  
The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute. #factoid                                      
There is no sound in space #factoid       

What word can you take the first letter of, put it as the last letter, and make it the past tense of the original word? Answer: Eat (ate) #factoid   
King Solomon of Israel had about 700 wives as well as hundreds of mistresses. #factoid   
There are 1,000 to 10,000 synapses for a "typical" neuron. #factoid

Astronomer = Moon Starer #anagram

Cherophobia is a fear of fun. #factoid

The pet ferret was domesticated more than 500 years before the house cat. #factoid    
All the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes #factoid   
The Rolling Stones named their band after the Muddy Waters song "Rolling Stone". #factoid 

The inventor of the sewing machine, Elias Howe, had struggled in 1884 to figure out how the needle could work in a machine for sewing. In a dream, he found himself surrounded by native tribesmen with spears that had a hole in the point. When he woke up, he realized that a needle with a hole in the point would solve his problem. #factoid

The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane. #factoid

The Turk's consider it considered unlucky to step on a piece of bread. #factoid  

Quail ~ A Bevy, Drift or Covey of quail. #factoid #collectivenouns

The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees #factoid  
John Paul Getty, once the richest man in the world, had a payphone in his mansion. #factoid

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. #factoid
Many believe that sushi means raw fish. Actually, sushi means vinegared rice. This term is based from the original use of fermented rice to store fish. #factoid  

Howdy Doody  has a twin Brother named Double Doody and a Sister named Heidy Doody. #factoid  
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. #factoid 

The world's first test-tube twins were born in June 1981. #factoid                

While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth. #factoid
The average golf ball has 336 dimples #factoid  
On average, a woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s heart #factoid    
Christopher Columbus´s diary indicates that they first landed in the New World on October 12, 1492.  Even though the U.S. Congress has determined that Columbus Day (and several other holidays) fall on whatever Monday is closest to the original date, the rest of the hemisphere recognizes only October 12 as the date.  However, it is not called Columbus Day (or any Spanish equivalent) in South America.  All of Latin America celebrates October 12 each year as "Día de la Raza." If you look up the word "raza" in a bilingual dictionary, you will find the word "race."  Not the kind where people run for a prize, but the word that refers to ethnicity.  Why is October 12 called "Day of the Race" throughout Latin America?  The answer is simple: that day in 1492 marks the beginning of a new race.  The mestizo race, a mixture of indigenous and white European blood, is said to have had its beginnings on that day. The majority of people in Latin America now are mestizo, having at least some mix of those blood lines.  It all started over 500 years ago.  If you are wondering how the new race began on that date, use your imagination.  The guys on those three ships had been at sea an awfully long time, and according to the diary, the natives were very friendly. ~ Via Lee Dubs #Ecuador #Factoid

The lead singer of The Knack, famous for "My Sharona," and Jack Kevorkian's lead defense attorney are brothers, Doug and Jeffrey Feiger. #factoid

Pearl Jam got their name from Eddie Vettor's grandmother's peyote jam. #factoid  
The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England. #factoid      
Slow background music can make a person eat at a slower rate. #factoid  
Pop - Many Canadians use the term "pop" to describe sweet, carbonated beverages. (Soda in the states.) #CanadianSlang  
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. #factoid  
Larry Walters tied 45 balloons to his lawn chair and rose to 15,000 feet. #factoid